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Document ID (ISN)26725
CIS number 77-442
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Title Criteria for a recommended standard - Occupational exposure to carbon dioxide.
Bibliographic information HEW Publication No.(NIOSH)76-194, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA, Aug. 1976. 169p. 151 ref.
Abstract Recommendations are made for the prevention of adverse effects of carbon dioxide on the health of workers. The time-weighted average exposure (10h work shift) should not exceed 10,000ppm (approx. 18,000mg/m3) over a 40h week. The ceiling concentration is fixed at 30,000ppm (approx. 54,000mg/m3) as determined by a sampling period not to exceed 10min. Other recommendations relate to medical supervision, labelling, personal protective equipment, information of employees, work practices, and monitoring and record keeping. The criteria on which the recommendations are based are discussed under the following heads: biological effects of exposure; environmental data; development of a standard; research needs. Procedures for sampling and analysis of the compound in air are described in detail and useful additional information is given in appendices.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; USA; limitation of exposure; toxic gases; carbon dioxide
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; information of personnel; warning notices; epidemiologic study; personal protective equipment; respirators; animal experiments; safe working methods; dose-response relationship; biological effects; air sampling; determination in air; medical supervision; directive; exposure evaluation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Occupational exposure limits
Carbon dioxide